KIDO'Z features technology making kids' time online healthy!

KIDO'Z features technology making kids' time online healthy!

With technology increasing on what seems like an hour by hour basis, it can be hard for parents to keep up with what's trending, what's in demand, and what's being used by kids. This means that it can be hard for parents to keep track of how long their kids are online.

We discovered that 8-18 year-olds devote an average of 7.5 hours (during a typical day) using entertainment media.  During this period, they ‘media multitask’ or 'media-stack' (use more than one device at a time), bringing the total to just under 11 hours' worth of media content a day.

Ofcom recently ran a report, and for the first time it contained data indicating the media habits of 3-4 year olds. The research showed that many kids within this age group are already using a range of different media devices, including 6% who are going online via a tablet computer.

Kids playing online

The good news with all this online activity by your kids is that according to neuroscientist Paul Howard-Jones, from Bristol University, playing games can help kids learn. It's all about dopamine. Basically, computer games stimulate the brain, making dopamine, which in turn helps orient attention & encourage the creation of connections between neurons.

So we know that computer games are good for kids learning, but too much time spent online isn't healthy or advisable. That's why KIDO'Z has settings within the parental controls that allow you to set a time limit. You determine what you think is a suitable, and healthy amount of play-time for your kids.

This limit can easily be increased or decreased as you see fit. By using this feature, your kids can play and learn and develop with KIDO'Z, and they will still have time for other activities, sports and even homework!

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